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Tesla plans to build three more Gigafactories, five in all

In a letter to shareholders, Tesla said it will finalize plans for three more Gigafactories to produce solar panels and lithium-ion battery packs for electric cars, as well as home and business energy storage systems.

Written by Lucas Mearian24 Feb. 17 09:25

Optus rolls out 4.5G network in Sydney

​More than 70 per cent of the Optus network will be able to access its new 4.5G network within the next 12 months, the company said today.

Written by George Nott22 Feb. 17 14:30

Columbus, Ohio, region boosts smart mobility research

One focus will be on developing universal standards for wireless communications between vehicles and sensors on traffic signals, highway lanes and other road infrastructure.

Written by Matt Hamblen20 Feb. 17 22:00

Why is Apple hyping augmented reality?

Apple CEO Tim Cook is again using his bully pulpit to hype augmented reality and tease the company’s plans. What’s got Cook so fired up about AR?

Written by Matt Kapko17 Feb. 17 05:11

Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

Written by Lucas Mearian11 Feb. 17 08:10

The road ahead is paved with car communication

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have come up with an algorithm that allows autonomous and manually-driven cars to share the road.

Written by Magdalena Petrova02 Feb. 17 10:21

Daimler to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Uber signed a partnership with Daimler that will let the automaker introduce and operate its own self-driving cars on Uber’s ride sharing network.

Written by Lucas Mearian01 Feb. 17 09:42

Hydrogen refueling stations for cars to reach 5,000 by 2032

Hydrogen refueling stations are about to take off as Audi and Mercedes-Benz prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles on the heels of rollouts of hydrogen-powered vehicles by Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, according to a report.

Written by Lucas Mearian23 Jan. 17 22:00

Data shows Tesla vehicle crashes dropped 40% with Autopilot

After ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla sedan with its semi-autonomous Autopilot engaged, the Department of Transportation also determined that the technology reduces crashes.

Written by Lucas Mearian20 Jan. 17 09:53

Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Tesla has announced the prices vehicle owners will have to pay to use its Supercharger stations. A trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will now cost about $15 under its plan. But, early adopters will still be able to juice up for free.

Written by Lucas Mearian14 Jan. 17 06:37

How happy of a driver are you? Toyota's Concept-i knows

I have never really stopped to ask myself whether or not I enjoy driving, but user enjoyment is one of the main goals of Toyota's Concept-i car. To demonstrate what it might feel like to drive the Concept-i, Toyota has set up a simulator at CES in Las Vegas.

Written by Magdalena Petrova07 Jan. 17 15:24

Honda's amazing Riding Assist motorcycle won't fall over

Honda has developed a self-balancing technology for motorbikes that keeps them upright. The system, which is still in the prototype stage, could reduce the number of motorcycle accidents in slow-moving traffic.

Written by Martyn Williams07 Jan. 17 14:41
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